- Title: Australia, Cambodia hold defence talks in Phnom Penh
- Date: 25th July 2017
- Summary: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CAMBODIA'S SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE DEFENCE MINISTRY, NEANG PHAT, SHAKING HANDS WITH THE VICE CHIEF OF THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE, VICE ADMIRAL RAY GRIGGS, AND OTHER AUSTRALIAN DELEGATES AS THEY WALK INTO ROOM / RIGGS AND NEANG PHAT TAKING A SEAT CAMBODIAN DEFENCE OFFICERS SITTING, TAKING NOTES GRIGGS TALKING NEANG PHAT LISTENING AUSTRALIAN DELEGATES SITTING, TAKING NOTES MEETING IN PROGRESS CAMBODIAN DEFENCE OFFICERS LISTENING GRIGGS STANDING FOR PHOTO WITH NEANG PHAT AND OTHER DELEGATES GRIGGS SHAKING HANDS WITH CAMBODIAN DEFENCE OFFICERS, NEANG PHAT SHAKING HANDS WITH AUSTRALIAN DELEGATES (SOUNDBITE) (English) VICE CHIEF OF AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE, VICE ADMIRAL RAY GRIGGS, SAYING: "We talked about the relationship, the long-standing relationship between Cambodia and Australia, which dates back 65 years to when we first established diplomatic relationships together, and our long-standing defence relationship and the work we are doing together - in maritime security, counter-terrorism and in the development of educational opportunities for officers in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces." CAMBODIAN ARMY OFFICERS WALKING OUT OF MEETING ROOM EXTERIOR OF THE CAMBODIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY
- Embargoed: 8th August 2017 12:18
- Keywords: Cambodia defence Australia defence Cambodia-Australia defence chiefs Ray Riggs in Cambodia Australian defence chief in Cambodia Ung Samkhan
- Location: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
- City: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
- Country: Cambodia
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R7T3YD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, sat down for security and defence talks with the Cambodian Defence Ministry's Secretary of State Neang Phat in Phnom Penh on Tuesday (July 25).
The two delegations discussed the long-standing diplomatic and military relationship between the two countries, as well as plans to work together in the future on counter-terrorism and maritime security, Griggs told reporters. He added that Australia was also developing education opportunities for officers of Cambodia's armed forces.
The vice admiral is in Cambodia for a two-day visit while on a larger regional tour aimed at strengthening military cooperation as well as peace and stability in the region.
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